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U.S. home prices down in May, but consumer confidence strong
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices fell unexpectedly in May, declining for the first time in more than two years in the latest signal of the wobbly state of the housing market.
Home Prices Remain Low in May: S&P/Case-Shiller  Uncover California
Improving labor market but home sales, prices lag (blog)
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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate on Earnings Amid EU Sanction
U.S. stocks were little changed as the European Union agreed to sanctions against Russia, paring earlier gains fueled by profits that beat analysts' estimates and a surge in telephone stocks.
Stock Market News for July 29, 2014
US stocks fall on EU sanctions as bonds rise before Fed decision  Livemint
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Wall Street flat as telecom gains offset by earnings
NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Tuesday after a rally in the telecommunications sector lost steam and a lower earnings forecast from UPS weighed on sentiment.
CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St gains, telecoms sector lifted by Windstream  Reuters
Wall Street Wavers Amid EU's Russia Sanctions  Fox Business
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Fed weighs key questions this week on reversing its low-rate policies but may ...
FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures as she testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled: "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy," on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Fed meeting may give clues on interest rates  USA TODAY
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US homeownership at 18-year low in second quarter
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Homeownership in the United States fell again in the second quarter to the lowest level since the third quarter of 1995, suggesting many Americans are becoming renters.
Home ownership drops to near 20-year low  Chicago Tribune
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Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions
WASHINGTON�Medicare's hospital-insurance program spent less on benefits in 2013 than it did the previous year, despite covering an additional 1 million people, according to a federal report released Monday, the latest sign that growth in health costs is ...
Don't Panic About Social Security  Fox Business
What happens if Congress does nothing on Social Security  MarketWatch (blog)
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India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion in Fresh Funding
Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, is girding for competition from Amazon and an eBay-backed rival. Bloomberg News. BANGALORE, India�India's largest e-commerce company, Flipkart Internet Pvt.
Flipkart struggling with ramping up supplies to meet demand, says founders  Livemint
Indian ecommerce site Flipkart raises $1bn  Financial Times
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UPS cuts profit outlook as costs rise for holiday shipping
ATLANTA - United Parcel Service lowered its full-year profit outlook as the company boosts spending to help handle booming demand for fast shipping during the holidays.
UPS Spends Now to Avoid Playing Scrooge Again This Christmas  Businessweek
UPS Cuts EPS Guidance As It Spends For The Holiday Season FDX  Investor's Business Daily
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EPA Opens Public Hearings on Power Plant Rules
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding public hearings on its new rules regulating power plants, and both sides of the debate are coming out in full force.
Peabody Urges Withdrawal Of Power Plant Carbon Proposal As Adverse To ...  Businessweek
EPA Rule Will Result in Closure of 750-MW Coal-Fired Unit  POWER magazine
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More than a third of US adults pursued by collection agencies
CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than a third of U.S. adults have bad debt that has been handed over to a collection agency and their average debt in collections is $5,178, according to a study published on Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
One in Three Americans Has Debt in Collections; So What?  Wall Street Journal (blog)
A Third Of Americans Have Past Due Debt  International Business Times
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